Warming to the Sun

  • John WilkinsonEmail author
Part of the Astronomers' Universe book series (ASTRONOM)


The Sun is the only star in the universe that astronomers on Earth can study in detail. There is no other star close enough to show features of the order of a few hundred kilometres. In the past decade or so, astronomers have modified their understanding of the Sun’s processes because of new discoveries made by solar satellites. This chapter introduces the reader to the key features and behaviours of the Sun in preparation for an in-depth study of the Sun.


Solar Wind Solar System Coronal Hole Magnetic Field Line Radiative Zone 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.CastlemaineAustralia

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